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is recognized. mr. smith: the american envents act, a.i.a., was signed into law in 2011, the first major patent reform bill in 60 years and the most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the patent act. the leahy-smith a.i.a. establishes the united states patent system as the global standard. over the past year, we have worked diligently to ensure the bill realizes its full potential. the bill we consider today includes several technical corrections and improvements that ensure the implementation of the bill can proceed efficiently and effectively. the bill is supported by all sectors of our economy from all across the united states. including manufacturers, universities, technology, pharmaceutical and biotech companies and innovators. as the provisions of the leahy 46 smith a.i.a. continue to take effect, the nation's infrastructure becomes much stronger, unleashing the full potential of american innovators and job creators. i ask unanimous consent to place the balance of my remarks in the record and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentle
. history shows that when you have bands, they keep guns away from folks who are law-abiding citizens or not the problem -- bans, they keep guns away from folks who are law-abiding citizens who are not the problem. we need to look at some other, more ancillary issues. we ought to take a look at banning these violent video games. i know california had such proposals. the supreme court overturned it. this is not your grandfather's cowboys and indians. these are games were people act out the violent act of murder. >> on mental health, who would pay for the added resources to help treat those that are mentally ill? should it be the federal government, the state government? >> i did not have an answer to that question. we need to have a very serious conversation as a society but what we're going to do. in my district, we have a facility down in jennings county that used to house 2000 patients who are mentally ill. over time, that facility went down to 300 or 400 patients because of laws and regulations and treatment patterns were different. there were fewer people in that facility. eventua
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